In this article, I will present some of the basics of digital signal processing, and show how these concepts are the building blocks to understanding, identifying, and discussing some undesirable artifacts in the digital media you consume. I will explain concepts without math so that hopefully everyone reading this will be able to get the most out of it.
Record Store Day almost snuck up on me this time. I’d barely gotten my list together when the Big Day rolled around. There were only about four full-length titles that I was interested in this year, and none of them were box sets, so I thought my finances wouldn’t suffer so badly, maybe. The best laid plans… right? I got to the store...
Recorded in eight different cities, the Foo Fighters 20th anniversary album, Sonic Highways, is accompanied by this eight-part docu-series profiling the music history of each city and a behind-the-scenes look at each song.
I just want to start by saying this is a relatively long post (ok, really long post), but it ends up summarizing my personal view of audio equipment in general.
In his quest to become a knight, Gareth goes off in search of riches. When he discovers more than he expected, he is forced to question everything he believes.
When a young price is deposed by his older brother, he turns to a war-weary knight named Jacob. Together, they enlist the help of a legendary bandit called the White Ghost. But time is running out and it may already be too late.
Born from a bamboo shoot, Princess Kaguya grows up a peasant then becomes a noble princess sought after by rich and powerful suitors.
Last year, Music Matters began issuing some of the finest vinyl I’ve ever heard as part of Blue Note Records’ 75th Anniversary. There were to be twelve titles released in total, one for each month of the label’s year-long birthday celebration. Music Matters is not new to the Blue Note game. They’d been putting out Blue Note titles for a while...
In this film, directed and written by Chris Rock, we follow comedian Andre Allen (Rock), a former stand-up legend who is promoting his new film in NYC. While wandering the city, he must confront his past and contemplate the future through a series of funny encounters.
When a businessman (Sean Connery) falls in love with a young woman applying for a job as his secretary (Tippi Hedren), who is a compulsive thief, Alfred Hitchcock keeps you glued to your seat with twists and turns. I met Ms. Hedren and spoke with her. Read my review of this encounter.
I was first exposed to Roy Orbison as a member of the Traveling Wilburys. He was a member of the Wilburys I mean, not me. I was already a fan of the other members, even Jeff Lynne because I liked that “Don’t Bring Me Down” song, but I didn’t know what to make of Orbison. He looked strange and sounded stranger. I was in eighth grade, you understand...